Help is available if you need it
Out of Hours Service
Dental emergencies, by their very nature, are unpredictable.
Our aim is to see genuine emergencies in 24 hours or less.
In the unfortunate event that you are in pain or need urgent dental care, please phone our practice as early as you can to arrange an appointment.
Out of hours help
After Hour Emergencies
During times when our practice is closed, such as evenings, weekends and public holidays, we participate in the Local Area Emergency Dental Clinic.
Please listen to our out of hours telephone recording for more information on out of hours emergency dental care arrangements.
What to do if you are in pain
If you are experiencing pain but there is no facial swelling, you should purchase painkillers from the chemist and follow their advice, especially if you are currently taking other medication or suffer from conditions such as asthma, stomach ulcers, etc.
You should also avoid hot, cold or hard food which may make the pain worse.
Pain with swelling
Pain and swelling could indicate an abscess or infection- especially if it is severe or you feel sick, have a temperature, or the swelling is affecting the way you swallow or breathe. If this is the case, please attend your local accident and emergency department immediately.
Contact your dentist and make an appointment as soon as possible.